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: News

: Farming Today

Producer LESLIE cottington

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
6. 55 Weather; programme news


Presenter: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Scotland


Producer: Allan Wright

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Presenter Harry Carpenter London Marathon: as the final build-up takes place for tomorrow's unique race involving 7,500 runners. a glimpse behind the scenes and a chance to meet some of the personalities.
Racing: LORD OAKSEY surveys the current scene and previews today's big race, the 120,000 Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster. Cricket: DON MOSEY looks back on the first day's play in the Fourth Test and rounds up the other news from Antigua.
A Radio Sport and as production


Presenter: Harry Carpenter

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Talk with help from NIGEL coombs and ERIC tobitt taking a critical look at holiday travel and the leisure scene,


Introduced By: Bernard Talk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News Stand

Ann Leslie of the Daily Mail reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Ann Leslie
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel views the past week through the eyes of backbench mps.
Producer JOSHUA rozenberc


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: Daily Service

New Every Morning. page 75: God moves in a mysterious way (BBC hb 8r Psalm 112; Matthew 22 vv 15-33 (av); Happy arc they. they that love God (BBC hb 274)

: Pick of the Week

with June Knox-Mawer

: From Our Own Correspondent


Editor: Paddy O'Keeffe

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Batting Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman g Nicholas Parsons g and in which u Kenneth Williams à Clement Freud ."S Peter Jones and Aimi Macdonald endeavour to prevent each other from talking for Just a Minute on this or that.
(Repeated: Mon 7.20 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Aimi MacDonald
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: News

: Any Questions?

Christopher Tugendhat , The Rt Hon
Barbara Castle , mep, John Palmer and David Curry , mep. from the European
Parliament Building, Brussels
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Christopher Tugendhat
Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: John Palmer
Unknown: David Curry

: News

: Wildlife

Wildlife's naturalists answer your questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN Harrison BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: The House of Mirth

(Details: Tuesday 3.2 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports. Producer brian LEITH
long wave only


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Letters from a Governess

Selected and edited by NESTA PAIN with Angela Down as Naida Tiernay
When the Great War ended Naida Tiernay decided to travel. She placed an advertisement in The Times offering her services as a governess and found herself on Christmas Eve 1919 disembarking at Rangoon to begin a journey of 750 miles into the heart of Burma.
Over the next two-and-a-half years in letters home she described in vivid and amusing detail the day-today life of a Forest Officer and his family in a remote outpost of the British Empire.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK long wave only


Unknown: Angela Down
Unknown: Naida Tiernay
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Profile

Boxer Billy Wailh. veteran of over SO fights. long wave only


Unknown: Boxer Billy Wailh.

: Thicker than Water

In the last of three programmes Dr Anthony Clare explores the influence of blood relationships.
Brothers and Sisters
Speakers include Dannie Abse, David Lloyd, Thetis Blacker and Rose Gamble Producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY long wave only


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Dannie Abse.
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Thetis Blacker
Unknown: Shirley du Boulay

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the news. long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Dancer Patricia Ruanne
Producer DEREK DRESCHER (Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Patricia Ruanne
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Music: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Dancing Faun by PAUL BRYERS with Alison Steadman as Kate Peter Howell as Stratton Ann Firbank as Helen Paul Herzberg as Steve David McAlister as Dominic Kate and Janice are spending a peaceful day out in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
While looking around an old church, Janice accidentally bumps into an ' old flame ' - a local mp. His curious behaviour arouses their suspicion and with nothing better to do, they decide to make a few inquiries. Then Janice disappears ... with JOHN WEBB and ALAN DUDLEY Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Unknown: Paul Bryers
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Kate Peter Howell
Unknown: Stratton Ann Firbank
Unknown: Helen Paul Herzberg
Unknown: Steve David McAlister
Unknown: Dominic Kate
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Janice: Jane Knowles
Prebble: Geoffrey Matthews
Yvette Devreux: Pauline Letts
Mr Langham: Cyril Shaps

: Weather

: News

: The Great Exaggerator

A Portrait of John Donne by PETER PORTER with John Shrapnel as John Donne
John Donne died 350 years ago on 31 March 1631. His life was characterised by extremes; youthful flamboyance at Lincoln's' Inn and a promising ; political career came to a swift end after Donne's secret marriage to the Lord Keeper's niece in 1601. Yet after years of poverty and isolation.
Donne became Dean of St Paul 's and one of England's most popular and celebrated preachers. His writing - from the most passionate love poems to the sober doubts and admonitions of the religious sonnets and sermons-reflects the drama and turmoil of Donne's life.
Narrator Michael Thomas Directed by MARGARET WINDHAM
(Repeated: Mon 11.5 am) (The Poetrv of John Donne : Tues 7.0 pm R3)


Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Petkr Porter
Unknown: John Shrapnel
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: St Paul
Narrator: Michael Thomas
Directed By: Margaret Windham
Unknown: John Donne

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by Leslie Mitchell BBC Scotland

: Cosmotheka

are Alan and Dave Sealey. They collect and sing, in a modern and unique style, the forgotten songs of the music-hall.
In the second of four programmes they take a look at that marvellous institution, marriage, ' where you start off ringing her finger, and finish up wringing her neck '.
Producer mike craig BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dave Sealey.

: Clubland Heroes

In four programmes,
Ion Trewin presents a series of portraits of the creators of the Clubland Heroes - heroes who are still often portrayed in the cinema and on television and were the forerunners of James Bond.
2: Dornford Yates
(Revised repeat)


Unknown: Ion Trewin
Unknown: James Bond.
Producer: John Knight

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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